So yeah I haven't talked about Brett Favre in a while. I know, I know, old story...but I seem to get the most responses whether they be good or bad when I talk about Brett. Actually what prompted this was P Diddy's song, "I'm coming home" came on my ipod as I was working out and I actually listened to the words and it totally made me think of Brett Favre (what can I say, I constantly have the NFL on my mind, especially since my brackets are blown for March Madness, but lets not go there.)
Anyways, welcoming Brett Favre home is inevitable. Especially now. We did it. We proved we could do it without him. We proved that he needs us just as much as we needed him. We proved that we moved on. We proved that Aaron Rodgers is the next king to rule the kingdom that is Lambeau. Eventually it will be time to prove that we are the bigger person. It will be time to prove that yes Brett, we can acknowledge what you did for the community, the franchise, and the game of football.
I know some people out there would be shocked to see me write these words. I am sure you thought I had nothing but hatred for Brett- but no that is not the case. I can recognize what he did for Green Bay. The problem I had and still do have is he and his "followers" will never recognize what Green Bay did for him. It was a partnership, until one person decided that he could do it on his own. That he didn't need us. He could go on to bigger and better things. Things were done out of spite. Things were controlled by emotion. I can understand that. But I also think he threw our city under the bus. He had a vendetta with certain people-not the city- so why turn your back on the city of Green Bay? I don't know what happened in those meetings, and I don't care if you heard from so and so, who knows the cousin of the equipment manager blah blah blah. As far as I am concerned their are three men who know the truth. Of those three men, two are still with the Green Bay Packers. Those two men helped to build and shape the 2011 World Champions. I am choosing to believe those two men.
Do I think that we are days away from a reunion with Brett. No, and out of respect to Aaron we shouldn't be. Aaron went through a lot. I remember people lining up outside of training camp asking me to sign petitions. To this day I have no respect for those people. You did just what Brett Favre did, you turned your backs on the city of Green Bay the day you did that. You divided a city. You swore you knew what was best for the team. You are the same people who were in line to welcome home the Packers and the Lombardi trophy outside of Lambeau field. I truly hope you feel remorse. I'm just going to throw this out there- I hope you feel ashamed. I hope you feel stupid. This is Aaron Rodgers time to bask in the love and support of the fans of the Packers. So no, I do not think this is the time to welcome Brett Favre home with open arms.
I think this is the time to start healing. Many people had been comparing the situation with Brett Favre to that of a relationship. So here it goes. This is the point in the breakup when you start dating someone else. You finally found the person who made you forget about him. You finally start to look back and recognize what you did wrong, what he did wrong, and you start to grow. You are also at the point where you can remember the happy times you had together and you can finally do it without crying, and dare I say do it with a smile? Sure you may be to that point, but you aren't to the point of picking up the phone and calling him and saying I forgive you. You finally do know that you can and will forgive, forget no, but forgive yes...but again, you're just not there. It is comforting to know that you will be there one day. So when that day does happen- I hope they play this song to welcome Brett home. Because no matter what you think, whose side you are on, as much as we may not want to admit it, Lambea,u at one time, was Brett Favre's home.